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I am sorry to tell you this, I know that you don't want to believe that this is happening, but it is.  I am sorry.

Scientists study massive krill die-off on Northern California coast

July 25, 2013  San Jose Mercury News
Scientists say the strandings were reported from Newport, Ore., to McKinleyville in northern Humboldt County in mid-June, making it the geographically largest krill die-off on record. An examination of 10 krill found all were female and most carried sperm packets, suggesting they may have perished just after mating, Tyburczy said.
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West Coast sardine crash could radiate throughout ecosystem

January 05, 2014 Los Angeles Times
To blame is the biggest sardine crash in generations, which has made schools of the small, silvery fish a rarity on the West Coast. The decline has prompted steep cuts in the amount fishermen are allowed to catch, and scientists say the effects are probably radiating throughout the ecosystem, starving brown pelicans, sea lions and other predators that rely on the oily, energy-rich fish for food. If sardines don't recover soon, experts warn, the West Coast's marine mammals, seabirds and fishermen could suffer for years.
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Mass Death of Seabirds in Western U.S. Is 'Unprecedented'

January 23, 2015  National Geographic

"This is just massive, massive, unprecedented,"

said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. "We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths. So far."
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'Prepare for the worst': Struggling to save starving sea lions on California shores

January 15, 2015  Orange County Register
“This year could be a perfect storm,” Nollens said. “An El Niño climate event affecting the females and yearlings and something still unexplained affecting the skinny pups.” . . .
Later this month, she will go out again.
“We’ve told the centers to prepare for the worst,” she said.
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This is NOT an El Nino year.  This is a third year of unprecedented West Coast offshore sea surface temperature warming that is the HALLMARK of global warming.

Do you still think that global warming is a hoax, you arrogant, misanthropic, sociopathic, fascist bastards???


Originally posted to New Minas on Sat Feb 14, 2015 at 07:33 PM PST.

Also republished by Climate Action Hub and Climate Change SOS.

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